Becoming a Better Speaker
If you stop to consider the movers and shakers in your organization, by and large, they are people who can rally others. Whether they are eloquent speakers or slosh all over the place, for one reason or another they are able to make an impact. They are able to get others to not only listen to them but to take action. Everyone in every profession, regardless of rank, can benefit by being a better presenter. Whether you have to give a formal speech or simply get up and say a few words at a team meeting, your ability to impact others is a critical factor in your long-term career success. The great news is that everyone has the capacity become a better speaker than they currently are without expending a whole lot of time and energy.
Jeff Davidson highlights how to persuasively impact audiences, in meetings large and small. To diminish the "fear of public speaking" he'll focus on the basics of effective public speaking, and then include advanced topics such as how to avoid excessive perspiration while speaking, and what to do if you "blank out" in mid-presentation.
Why Should You Attend
If you seek to be better at public speaking and don’t want to spend forever getting there, this session is for you. Jeff Davidson will reveal the vital secrets he’s learned, as result of giving 980 paid presentations, including the value of:
- Spoon feeding your audience at every opportunity. The old saying, “tell them what you are going to tell them; tell them, and then tell them what you told them” has never been more important. However, you need to do this in a creative way.
- Reinforcing what you say to an audience with participant packets, formally known as handouts. They could be distributed before, during, or after your presentation, based on your method of delivery, how you want audience members to interact, and what you want them to retain. Opt for a shorter, rather than a longer, participant packet.
- Acknowledging the listeners’ pain throughout your presentation. If they are in customer service, acknowledge the kinds of ordeals that they experience on a daily basis. If they are in sales, find out the burning issues that confront them, and keep acknowledging them throughout your presentation.
- Shortening your lists. Rather than give them a list of ten things to consider, give only five. People are exceedingly busy these days, and having five, or even three, things to do is much more palatable than ten.
- Mixing your brilliant high-content how-to information with some stories and anecdotes. There is nothing worse than listening to a brilliant speaker who overloads the audience with observations and insight, facts and data, but doesn’t break up the material with stories. These stories give listeners a visual picture.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Some of the fastest ways to quickly get better at public speaking
- How to organize your notes for smooth delivery
- Why "knowing your audience" plays a big part in being effective
- Using stories to keep your audience enthralled
- How to pace yourself so that your delivery well-received
- Ensuring that your content is fresh
Who Will Benefit
- Line Staff and Trainees
- New Recruits and Temps
- Team Leaders
- Team Members
- Team Sponsors
- Project Directors
- Project Managers
Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" and premier thought leader on work-life balance issues. He works with groups that seek to enhance their productivity by improving the work-life balance of their people. He wrote Breathing Space, Simpler Living, and Dial it Down, Live it Up. Jeff offers dynamic learning keynotes and seminar presentations. He combines outstanding content with humor, flair, and inspiration to help listeners manage information and communication overload. Jeff supercharges his audiences to master their to-do lists, manage interruptions and take action.